• Muir students in boxes

    John Muir High School is home to the only Early College in PUSD.

    In collaboration with Pasadena City College (PCC), students engage in a rigorous, four-year program, earning up to two years of transferable college credit while in high school. 

    Pasadena City College has a Northwest Campus located at John Muir High School. Early College courses are offered through PCC on John Muir’s campus. 

     Early College students are enrolled in one of three career-focused academies. Academies are aligned with students interests and career goals, and are supported by leading industry partners who provide career-related experiential learning including field trips, job shadows, internships and guest speakers.

     Unmatched College Savings

     Early College @ John Muir High School is tuition free.

    • All fees, books, and course materials are waived for dual enrollment courses.
    • Save an average of $1,500-$15,000 per year in tuition and fees.
    • Complete up to two years of college at the time of high school graduation.


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     Comprehensive Student Support

    • Tutors, mentors, and an Early College Counselor are available for guidance and personalized academic advisement.
    • Muir and PCC provide tutoring services, college application assistance, and financial aid workshops, and SAT Prep classes. 
    • All freshmen learn AVID strategies and begin their Early College journey with an introductory college course to build stamina for college-level courses.
    • Students participate in a weekly Early College Seminar to develop their 10-year education plan and participate in college and career workshops.